Mama and her little guy
Barefoot on the driveway in the morning light
His Daddy says "I'll see ya, son"
"We'll be together when summer comes"
This is not goodbye
I'll be back in a little while
Lift up your head, look me in the eye
It's ok if you need to cry
But this is not goodbye
It's hard to start a brand new life
He misses Daddy and she's no one's wife
First day of school, she drives him there
He clings to Mama 'cause he's just so scared
And she says
Days turn to years, and he's now eighteen
Wants to see the world, wants to spread his wings
She loves him, so she lets him go
Before he boards that plane, he lets her know mama
Mama's fading and it won't be long now
He sits beside her, his head is down
She says "I'm proud of you, you're a good man"
"I'll always love you so take my hand and remember
This is not goodbye"